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Opitec Handel GmbH in Giebelstadt-Sulzdorf

Betriebsgelände Opitec

Our Mission Statement - Products and Services

Service with OPITEC

Reliability and responsibility

Enterprises - a short profile

History

A career with OPITEC

Our Mission Statement - Products and Services

Private customers

We offer a diverse and constantly updated selection of craft materials, projects, decorative and creative articles including sets exclusive to us.
OPITEC offers inspiration and innovation. Our creative team at OPITEC-works in collaboration with established 'Expert developmental groups?' for continuous innovation.

Schools and educational institutions

For schools and educational institutions we offer a variety of curriculum-oriented OPITEC technical projects and technology accessories, machinery, machine tools as well as everything for art / craft classes.
We are here for you nationally and internationally at trade fairs, and travelling exhibitions keeping a close contact with key industry representatives, in order to offer the latest trends.
We support teachers, and educational establishments in designing modern, creative and successful lessons - from development, selection and consultation, through to delivery.

Our goals

Opitec sees itself as an innovative partner and source of ideas. It supports its customers with a professional consultancy service, including examples and practical tips. In addition, we have set ourselves the goal to offer our customers everything from a single source. We will even try and source goods for you that are not in our range - we can supply! This has been our maxim, which has remained true for many years. This has made us successful in the craft market.

Opitec places high demands on itself, we stand for:

Maximum customer service
A fair price
High quality products
A complete, competent and well managed product portfolio
Innovation and thus unique in a wide range of products
Educational products for the discerning customer
Personal, professional advice for questions about the creative design, crafts etc
24-hour order processing (7 days / week -24 hrs / day via the web shop)

Service at Opitec

We try to provide our customers with not only excellent products, but also the best possible service. Opitec treats its customers individually and personally. We have made it our mission to always be there for you with an expert consultation service. You can place your order by phone, fax, e-mail or over the Internet.
A reliable and fast delivery is natural for us. Our modern logistics centre ensures that the highest availability and fastest delivery times are achieved. In general, your order will be shipped within 48 hours.

Even special orders and cut sizes of materials can be turned around in a fast time.

If you have a problem with our goods we will try to ensure that any reclamation is dealt with quickly and as simply as possible.

Sustainability and Responsibility

Opitec takes responsibility. As a midsize company, we strive to continue our sustained and healthy growth and to provide the region and its employee?s with long-term jobs.

From the beginning Opitec has been in close contact with various educational institutions. This is because we place the highest demands on the educational value and content in our products. The Opitec project pack range is developed in-house and is unique in its innovation and diversity in Europe. These packs deliver exclusive curriculum-oriented projects that can be individually developed and modified and are distributed worldwide.
 

Partner der Behinderten-Werkstätten In the production and quality control of these packs Opitec co-operates with numerous sheltered workshops and various charities. In this way Opitec makes a contribution to suitable work and training courses for people with mental, physical or multiple disabilities.

Company - Short Profile

The Opitec Group is an international mail order company with locations in 10 countries within Europe. At its headquarters in Giebelstadt / Würzburg Sulzdorf are about 200 employees.

The product portfolio includes craft supplies for creative design, extensive technology options and a variety of exclusively designed technical and craft projects that are tailored to curriculum requirements. The entire range of covers around 12,000 items, for the needs of schools, kindergartens, social facilities and creative individuals.

Since its founding in 1981, the company has grown steadily. Today the company's main distribution centre covers about 30,000 sq.metres and supports all its customers, branches and distribution partners in Europe with worldwide logistics.

Opitec International

The headquarters of the group of companies is the Opitec Opitec GmbH in Giebelstadt / Sulzdorf near Wuerzburg Germany
 

History

June 1981
The company was founded to supply schools with technology products. The founder Hubert and Ludwig Fleckenstein began distribution with a hand produced catalogue. The items were packed by hand and sent by post.
 
1982
The project packs were developed and distributed including all necessary materials, instructions etc (traffic light, fork lift truck etc).

1984
Registration of OPITEC as a limited company. This allowed the OPITEC range to be distributed in the entire country.
A turnover of DM 1 million was reached, and then followed the construction of the first distribution and storage building.
 
1985
Construction of a production workshop and machine centre for wood based Opitec projects.
 
1987
The first overseas representative for Opitec in England is established.
 
1991
For the first time in 1991, sales reach over 10 million DM.
 
1991/92
The first catalogue is published in accordance with the school year from August to July.
The number of employees rises to more than 100.
Opitec Austria is founded
 
1993
The catalogue is published for the first time in three languages (German, English, French)
Opitec foundation in Italy
 
1994
Foundation in Switzerland
 
1995
Opitec commissioning of a conveyor system.
 
1998
Foundation Opitec Netherlands / Belgium
 
2000/2001
Brand Hobbyfix is launched, and thus for the first time the private customer has the possibility to order products from Opitec.
Through the brand, "Hobbyfix" the existing product range expands and Opitec offers "Everything for the creative hobby".
A turnover of DM 50 million is reached.
 
2002
2002 was the strongest year of growth in the history of Opitec

2003/2004
2003/2004 saw the construction of a new logistics centre. The start of a sophisticated storage system with fully automatic box storage and a two-picking system that guarantees that highest availability and quick delivery times. In general, each order will go out within 48 hours and be on the way to the customer.
 
2004/2005
saw the foundation of Opitec Spain Poland and Hungary
 
2006
Opitec takes over a firm of floral specialists from Hamburg. With the takeover of the company Opitec TUES entering "uncharted territory" and since then supplies retailers with the floral and associated decorative items for the home, weddings, events etc.

2007-2009
expansion of the company TUES / Opiflor in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France.
 
2010
Currently about 300 employees are employed within the Opitec group. Further expansion in Germany and abroad are planned to ensure that Opitec group holds a sustainable market position for the next decade.

Careers at Opitec

Opitec regularly offers training courses in different areas of the company. If you are interested, you can learn about current vacancies and contacts. Of course we will also reply to any of your individual enquiries.